Alienware’s m15 R6 gaming laptop computer is a monster in games, however there’s at least one important issue holding back efficiency that you require to understand about. Let’s learn about that by comparing it against other gaming laptop computers in video games at 1080p as well as 1440p resolutions. I have actually got the top specced version with 8 core Intel i7-11800H cpu, Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics, 16 gigs of memory as well as a 15.6″ 1080p 360Hz display. There are obviously a lot of other lower specced as well as less expensive models than this set though, you can locate instances connected in the video clip summary below. Now RTX 3080 graphics in the m15 R6 can enhance up to 125 watts with Nvidia’s dynamic increase, yet as soon as the CPU was also energetic I found this reduced to around 115 watts. Alienware’s Command Facility software application can be used to change efficiency modes. All screening here was done with complete rate for best results, yet this does not use any GPU overclocking. The m15 R6 does have a MUX switch to disable optimus, yet it only appears after a biography update, so we can turn off the incorporated graphics to obtain a rate boost in games as well as this is exactly how every one of the video game screening has been done. However the only way to alter the MUX button is through the biographies. Not completion of the world since even if
there was a setup in Windows to swap it you ‘d still have to reboot. It’s simply a little bit much less convenient, specifically for newer individuals that may not be acquainted with booting right into the BIOS. A simple software program choice through the software application would be much preferable. Prior to we get right into the video gaming efficiency let’s go over the screen, given that’s what you’re going to be considering while playing video games. The ordinary grey-to-grey screen reaction time is just one of the faster results I have actually recorded, which I was anticipating from a 360Hz screen, but with such a high refresh rate we’re after 2.8ms for all changes to take place within the refresh home window. The fairly much faster display integrated with top end hardware as well as lack of optimus is why the total system latency is just one of the far better results. This is the overall quantity of time between a mouse click and a gunshot fires on the display in CS: GO, so yeah possibly an excellent alternative for an esports player. Now although this is the leading end specification of the m15 R6, Alienware are still shipping it with the slower x16 memory. I obtain that it’s most likely due to provide shortages as well as all that, however it still draws when you’re paying Alienware cash for a top end spec like this, and also I’ll reveal you the difference a memory upgrade can make quickly. Alright so since we understand a little bit extra about the m15 R6 allow’s see just how well it contrasts against other video gaming laptop computers in video games. Cyberpunk 2077 was tested the very same on all laptops, and also I have actually obtained the m15 R6 highlighted in red. The result is outstanding right here, as we
‘d anticipate from a video gaming laptop with RTX 3080 graphics with a mux button, though the greater wattage 3070 in the Myriad 5 Pro just above it was somewhat in advance. The various other 3080 choices ahead of it are all with laptop computers with both higher tier CPU as well as higher wattage 3080s that have double the VRAM, so I would certainly claim this result has to do with where we ‘d anticipate to see. I have actually likewise evaluated this video game at the greater 1440p resolution by attaching an outside screen, because it is likewise readily available with a 1440p 240Hz screen option also. The m15 R6 was doing excellent right here, once more only behind various other 3080 laptop computers that both have greater tier processors, greater electrical power 3080s, and double the VRAM capability. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested with the video game’s benchmark, and also the m15 R6 had not been doing also in this game. I suggest it’s just 1 FPS ahead of the 3080 in the much smaller Razer Blade 14 with reduced GPU power limit, and also there are a number of 3070 laptop computers exceeding it as well, so what offers? I’m certain the problem right here is the slower x16 memory that the laptop ships with. I’ve observed that this examination particularly usually sees reasonable renovations with x8 memory, to ensure that seems to be holding it back. Usually the RAM distinction matters much less at greater resolutions as we come to be more GPU bound, though there were still some laptops with reduced tier 3070 graphics yet with greater power level that were able to do far better than the 3080 in the m15 R6. Control was evaluated running with the very
same component of the game on all laptop computers, as well as the m15 R6 was now much greater than the last video game. This would be because Control is commonly an extremely GPU hefty game, also at 1080p, so the slower memory is less of a concern below. Like Cyberpunk previously, it’s just getting defeated by bigger laptops with greater tier cpus that have higher electrical power 3080s with double the VRAM capability, so a quite terrific outcome. Even at the greater 1440p resolution it’s still doing rather well, running above 60 FPS at max settings is absolutely usable below, approved you could of training course make it possible for DLSS if you intended to improve the frame price also greater. All of those laptop computers that we simply compared were examined with their stock memory that they ship with out of package, since I feel like opportunities are lots of people most likely aren’t mosting likely to head out of their way and invest also more money right away to update their memory. Currently let’s learn what sort of a rate increase we can get by exchanging the memory in the m15 R6 to some standard x8 sticks. Shadow of the Burial place Raider was examined with the video game’s criteria, as well as I have actually got two results for the m15 R6 now. With its supply memory it was going for 120 FPS, still an outstanding outcome, yet with the simple upgrade we’re able to boost typical FPS by 6%. Sure it’s not a great deal, but it’s simply an example of what may be left on the table, and also I would certainly
suggest that if you’re investing a lot on a leading specification version such as this you’re possibly nevertheless the performance you can obtain. Currently the structure price differences will certainly depend upon the certain video game, establishing degree and resolution. Yet generally fundamental x8 memory is much faster than what Alienware are shipping this with. The memory sticks I’ve evaluated with are linked in the description below. Alright now that we have actually seen how the m15 R6 contrasts against other video gaming laptop computers allow’s see just how well it carries out in even even more video games at all setting levels. Peak Legends has actually made a comeback due to prominent need, even if it is hard to regularly examine since you have actually reached obtain the best map, land in the right area as well as not obtain killed. Tirade apart, it was still running flawlessly smoothly also with all settings maxed out, simply below 200 FPS. Phone Call of Responsibility Warzone was also tested with all setups either at minimum or maximum, and this is since these games do not have actually constructed in establishing presets. Once more it was running flawlessly fine also at max setups at 1080p, as you ‘d anticipate with leading specification hardware, though even minimal setups isn’t precisely benefiting from the 360Hz screen. Fortnite on the various other hand can at the very least get the typical frame rate near the screen’s refresh price at medium setups, while the reduced setup preset quickly goes beyond this if you seek the best feasible experience, granted for many individuals I assume high and impressive setups were still playing perfectly while looking far better. We contrasted control previously, and now let’s see
just how ray mapping and also DLSS go. I have actually got the stock results shown by the purple bars. With ray tracing enabled in the green bars it’s actually still running above 60 FPS max setups, fairly an excellent outcome which is no question due to the RTX 3080 graphics, however allowing DLSS in combination with ray tracing in the red bars was able to supply a relatively big performance boost. Cyberpunk was also contrasted earlier, however I’ve got the RT plus DLSS enabled modes below at the top now too. Once more still around 60 FPS despite limit ray tracing setting pre-programmed plus DLSS on quality mode, a terrific outcome for a video gaming laptop, while over 100 FPS was feasible at reduced settings. Microsoft Trip Simulator doesn’t require an incredibly high framework price to play well, premium setups still offers a combination of aesthetic quality while maintaining above 60 FPS, a minimum of in the Sydney landing challenge that I evaluate with, however again above 100 FPS was possible at reduced settings. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was evaluated with the games standard, and also this is a great outcome from a laptop computer, reasonably I state that primarily at any time max settings is above 60 FPS, since allow’s encounter it that’s
impressive from an Ubisoft game. Similar offer for Watch Dogs Myriad, around 70 FPS at max setups in the video games benchmark with not a great deal of improvement at lower setup presets, though like many other titles this video game has DLSS support if you seek a further performance boost. Regrettably there are only numerous hrs in the day as well as we can not evaluate all games with DLSS as well. CS: GO was doing very well here. Essentially this examination always wrecks very high FPS at any time there’s a MUX switch, without that despite the high end CPU and also GPU we ‘d possibly be seeing 100 to 200 FPS reduced, which’s since the iGPU simply comes to be too much of a bottleneck with very high structure prices. Rainbow Six Siege was able to hit super high structure prices for the very same factor – that combination of MUX button and high specifications. Esports titles similar to this typically see good enhancements in altering the RAM from x16 to x8 as well, but hey even at max setups here we’re close to the screen’s refresh rate so I’ll allow that slide. I must additionally keep in mind that esports titles such as this are really the only time you’re going to take advantage of the 360Hz screen, otherwise I ‘d probably go with 1440p directly. Red Dead Redemption 2 was contrasted earlier, and the high settings I contrasted with looks like a great wonderful area. That said max setups was still running above 60 FPS, yet there is simply a practical FPS boost lowering one establishing degree, as well as after that the distinctions in between tool and low settings weren’t as large comparatively. Shadow of the
Tomb Raider was doing incredibly well, though as we saw earlier the RAM change could boost it approximately 127 FPS – a 6% gain. Battlefield V was running extremely well too, I’ll exchange this one out for the newer 2042 variation once it releases soon. Speaking of older titles, The Witcher 3 was also running penalty at max settings, though we could get fairly a large boost by reducing the settings a little to capitalize on that 360Hz screen, granted you do not specifically need a super high framework price to appreciate it. I’ll cover absolutely every little thing else like thermals, battery life and also more in the upcoming complete review video, so make sure you’re signed up for the channel for that upcoming content. Come and join me as well as the neighborhood in Discord and get behind the scenes video clips by supporting the channel on Patreon, or else for currently come as well as take a look at among my various other video clips over here following, I’ll see you in among those.